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Mathmos Millennium Telstar - base and cap

Started Apr 29 0 Replies

Hi all,For reasons that are now lost in the midst of time, I have a spare base and cap for a Mathmos Millennium Telstar that have had sitting in a cupboard for some years, and may be looking to sell…Continue

Mathmos price hike

Started this discussion. Last reply by lampfancy Mar 16. 4 Replies

Just a bit of a warning to Mathmos collectors - noticed on the facebook page they have announced that the prices of several lamps (Astro, Astrobaby and Neo) are to increase in the UK as of next…Continue

Branding on new Mathmos lamps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nee Feb 9. 2 Replies

Hi all, Just a bit of an appeal for information to anyone who has bought a new Astro recently - does the Mathmos branding still appear on the lamps? A bit confused as some photos show the branding on…Continue

Mathmos Fluidium - air bubles in wax ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lampfancy Feb 3. 3 Replies

Hello - was wondering if anyone here might be able to help with this - I have a Fluidium 2 (in yellow) about 10 years old, which I have had from new, but has spent much of its life in storage.…Continue

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lampfancy replied to Peter Panussi's discussion Those who are late will be punished by life itself... Metallic Astro gone :-(
"Don't think that's the original box, seems to be the mid-90's style box - whereas the metallic Astro was sold for a brief period in the early 00's, the cap doesn't quite match the base (looks to be from an earlier lamp than…"
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lampfancy replied to Ben's discussion Mathmos Telstar Millennium
"And another, also lacking original bottle;http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MATHMOS-LAVA-LAMP-TELSTAR-2000-CLEAR-LIQUID-GREEN-LAVA-/272715856976?hash=item3f7f21bc50:g:OSoAAOSwyltZQBkLI actually have a spare millennium Telstar, minus the bottle...Where have…"
Jun 14
lampfancy replied to Ben's discussion Mathmos Telstar Millennium
"Not the original bottle either..."
Jun 13
lampfancy replied to Mr Lava Lava's discussion Mathmos Astrobaby with red water & white wax.
"Looks like white wax in pink master fluid -  a colour combination that was available from Mathmos in the 90's."
May 5
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Clear/ white Astro (with red bulb) and Telstar Millennium edition.
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Mathmos Millennium Telstar - base and cap

Hi all,For reasons that are now lost in the midst of time, I have a spare base and cap for a Mathmos Millennium Telstar that have had sitting in a cupboard for some years, and may be looking to sell off in the near future.The Millennium Telstar, as the name suggests, was sold by Mathmos for a short time in the approach to the Millennium, and feature a white painted base cone and cap featuring a silver Union Jack motif and were originally issued with clear/ white bottles.Please note that while…See More
Apr 29
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"What type of lamp is it, and what bulb are you using?  My assumption was that the 'grainy' appearance resulted from the wax not being completely molten - it may be the bulb you are using is does not heat the lamp enough."
Apr 28
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" A few of my lamps have this characteristic, but the 'grainy-ness' dissipates as it gets warmer.  How long do you run the lamp for?"
Apr 26
lampfancy replied to kero48's discussion Wembley Astro Lamp
"Looks like the generic 'motion lamps' that were everywhere around the late 90's... surprised they could get away with calling it an 'astro lamp' which is surely a copyright held by Mathmos."
Apr 23
lampfancy replied to CallumCarr's discussion Tarnish prevention
"What's so bad about the finish on the new Telstars?My Telstars are of circa-2000 vintage and develop a strange dark patina on the legs, which is a real pain to polish off. I remember hearing that the newer post-reintroduction models didn't…"
Apr 7
lampfancy replied to Kelly's discussion Mathmos Give-Away of FB!
"New colour combinations on the Fireflow aswell - now comes in violet/orange and yellow/blue.Not entirely sure how I feel about the Fireflow - nice idea, but the vase doesn't look tall enough for a decent flow. But if it was free..."
Mar 24
lampfancy replied to Ian's discussion Double Play lamp
"Interesting concept, but surely this would work better with a tubular shaped lamp (Think something along the lines of a Mathmos Jet) with a more substantial 'lava core', the skinny little tube in the lamp shown looks almost lost amongst…"
Mar 18
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Mar 16
lampfancy replied to lampfancy's discussion Mathmos price hike
"Got a new Astro recently, while the metalwork seems well finished, the  plastic forming the underside of the base looks pretty shoddy, with rough edges - much worse than my older Astro, from around 2000, and to think they now cost nearly double…"
Mar 16

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At 11:21pm on February 3, 2017, Modulo '70 said…
Hi lampfancy. A slightly belated welcome to you from a fellow Brit collector and Mathmos fan.
 
 
 

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